Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Another Chance!

Today dawned like a black and white postcard...
 ...until the sun broke through its mist-mantled bar...
 ...and washed the world with gold!

Another day to find a way
To make the best of where we are
As from the place of hope and grace
God wills light from His mercy-jar

Another dawn to build upon
And do the best with what we have
Before the Hand of due demand
Writes twilight's tender epitaph

Another chance as dark recants
To be the best that we can be
Not for acclaim of fleeting fame
But in thankful humility

Another day to sing and pray
And love always, our fellowman
As God’s love grants another chance
To make-do-be the best we can

© Janet Martin

 Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men,


  1. Such a lovely poem - God's mercy jar ... Yes, His never ending grace is our source of life, strength, joy and forgiveness, enabling the fellowship with one another and with Him.
    Beautifully captures sunshine, illustration His mercies, that are new every morning!
    Thank you Janet!

    1. Nina, thank-you for sharing your thoughts!

      Amen and hallelujah! 'His mercies are new every morning'!


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